Friday Favorites #28

Zara t-shirt (similar) | Made by me lantern pants (similar) | Chico's belt | Michael Kors handbag (similar) | Old Navy cardigan (similar) | Freebird sandals (similar)

Welcome!  Once again, we've come around to another Friday!  One of my super powers is becoming "getting rid of stuff" and that's exactly what I've been up to.  I'll let you in on some of the details in a future post.  For now, let's look at some fun and handy stuff.

1.  Look of the Week.  I had an appointment to get some vein work done and they instruct you to wear loose bottoms.  Lantern pants to the rescue!

I'm joining: 

2.  "Oh, Nuts!"  These may be more of a holiday thing for most of you, but I make these sometimes to indulge my sweet tooth while still having the protein of nuts.  My body doesn't respond well to straight-up simple carbohydrates.  I buy raw pecans from Publix and scale down the recipe, using just under 6 oz. (170 gms.) of nuts.

Sugared Nuts Recipe
Heat oven to 250℉ (121℃)
Whisk until frothy:
1/2 egg white (about 1 1/2 Tblsp.)*
1 1/4 teas. water

1/3 c. + 1 Tblsp. granulated sugar
1/4 teas. salt
1/4 teas. cinnamon 

Stir 6 oz. of pecans in egg white mixture until coated.
Stir into sugar mixture
Spread out coated pecans on cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat.  
Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool.  Enjoy!
*I use the other 1/2 egg white for a 2nd batch a few days later!

2. Talbots cardigan.  This was ordered from their store in the mall two weeks ago, today.  It was delivered yesterday.  That's quite awhile to wait for shipping these days.  Anyway, Talbot's is good for basic cardigans and it seems like it's hard to find plain olive green ones, at least I haven't seen any in a few seasons.  This will be added to my cardigan collection.

3.  Clothes Steamer.  I got a mini inexpensive one a couple of years ago to steam clothes to photograph for my eBay business.  I still pull it out once or twice a week.  Sometimes for blog photos, to reshape bagged out clothes, or touch up cardigans and t-shirts.  Coming in at about $20, makes it a really good deal.  I may even get a nicer one at some point if I have a place to store it.

5.  Removing Hair Products.  Do you ever do this?  Once in awhile--maybe every nine months or so--I use a solution of 3 cups (.7 liters) water and 2 T. (15 ml.) baking soda.  I use an old water bottle which has been marked with sharpie the amounts and water line.  Pretty fancy, huh?  This really strips your hair clean, so you may not want to go this route if your hair is already dry.  You don't rinse after this, it is the rinse.

Thanks for joining my Friday Favorites!  Do you have any plans for the weekend?  I hope it's a great one!  Me?  I'll probably be honing my Super Power!  

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